Top 9 Water Sports And Activities In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - Updated 2022

water sports in punta cana

A resort town of Dominican Republic, with one of the busiest international airports of the Caribbean Islands, is this extremely beautiful and most frequented resort town of the Caribbean. An ideal Dominican countryside, this small town with a population of roughly 50,000 offers some mesmerizing land-based excursions offering the most beautiful views of Punta Cana. Enjoy the scenic views on the transport of one’s choice; you can walk around, ride on horseback, go on vehicle safari tours or even on Dune buggy rides.

However, being at the coastline of both the Caribbean Sea as well as the Atlantic Ocean as well as being a town blessed with a hot and humid climate, it is the water sports in Punta Cana that this small coastal town is best known for. From scuba diving to windsurfing, from stingray snorkeling to swimming with the dolphins and sharks, from banana boat rides to deep-sea fishing, there are lots to try. Check out, below, our list of the top water sports and activities in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

1. Sailing and snorkeling catamaran tour (from USD 89.0)

This tour is a relaxing, three- and a half-hour catamaran ride, that can accommodate up to 16 guests at one go. It is perhaps the best way to enjoy the tranquil blue waters of Punta Cana. Explore the life underwater with this unique snorkeling experience in the nature reserve, party with unlimited drinks and snacks on board the floating bar and enjoy a calm day with sun, sand, sea and sails.

Punta Cana Sailing and Snorkeling Small-Group Catamaran Tour

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

1127 reviews

2. Parasailing & snorkeling cruise (from USD 113.0)

Be it from high above the sky or while swimming with the fishes in the water, enjoy the best of both worlds that Punta Cana has to offer. Just belt up tight and let the jet ski do the rest to lift you to about 500 feet (180 meters) in the air and enjoy the scenic bird’s-eye view of Punta Cana. Then, board a catamaran to snorkel with exotic fishes and coral reefs.

Half-Day Tour: Parasailing & Snorkeling Cruise from Punta Cana

Duration: 5 hours

222 reviews

3. Day trip to Saona Island and Altos de Chavon (from USD 89.0)

Travel back to the 16th century and walk through this re-creation of the old Mediterranean Village, perched above the Chevron River at Altos de Chavon. During this 10-hour day trip, also enjoy the largest natural swimming pool and soak up the sun and the sea at the coconut-tree-lined white sandy beaches of Saona Island, and enjoy a delicious Dominican buffet and unlimited drinks too.

From Punta Cana: Saona Island & Altos de Chavon Day Trip with Lunch and Open Bar

Duration: 10 hours

167 reviews

4. Punta Cana coast party cruise (from USD 65.0)

Who can resist this party on board a boat with lots of snacks, fresh fruits and drinks? If this does not excite you enough, what about sliding down a water slide to go with the cruise and the party atmosphere? Top this party with a wonderful guided snorkeling tour around some of the prettiest reefs at Cabeza de Toro. This party package will certainly blow everyone’s mind.

Punta Cana East Coast Cruise with Open Bar, Water Slide

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

11 reviews

5. Macao Beach surf lessons (from USD 94.0)

Macao Beach surf lessons is one package adventure that lovers can’t say no to. It’s a chance to master the waves. Multiply your holiday to Punta Cana by learning to surf from the experts who offer personalized attention to each participant. Snacks, bottled water and pick up and drop off at the hotel are just added benefits. As Phil Edwards famously said, “The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun.”

Macao Beach Surf Lessons with Round-Trip Hotel Transfer

Duration: 2 hours

91 reviews

6. Bavaro Adventure Park day pass (from USD 199.0)

Here’s one to go wild on in Punta Cana. Choose between three rides, five rides or unlimited use day pass at Bavaro Adventure park and let the child within you take over during this seven-hour-long activity. With activities like zorbing, mountain climbing, cycling through the jungles, flight simulator and discovering of Dino world together with the fossil puzzle and many other attractions, this certainly will blow your imagination.

Punta Cana Bavaro Adventure Park Day Pass with Transport

Duration: 7 hours

29 reviews

7. Beach and waterfall day trip Samana tour (from USD 129.0)

In this day-long trip, visit the tranquil Samana peninsula and get to experience the true beauty of the Dominican Republic. With plenty to offer for all, experience the lush greenery lining the white sandy beach with crystal clear waters at Cayo Levantado, one is bound to be spellbound. Also, enjoy a horseback ride to visit El Limon Waterfall, wander through the tropical gardens of Ceyba Park and indulge in a savory lunch buffet.

Samana Beach, Waterfall Tour and Cruise from Punta Cana

Duration: 9 hours

20 reviews

8. Whale watching day trip by air (from USD 232.0)

whale watching day trip by air

Watch the giant Marien mammals in their natural habitat in this day-long trip from Punta Cana. This is a day that starts with a flight from Punta Cana to Arroyo Barril for you to enjoy the whales jumping out of the sea below, followed by a relaxed ride on a boat as you enjoy the scenic view of Cayo Levantado. All this while an expert guide fills you in on the little details about the trip.

Whale Watching Day Trip by Air from Punta Cana

9. The half day adventure deep sea fishing (from USD 110.0)

For those who dare to go beyond the pristine beaches, here’s a chance to catch fish right in the middle of the Caribbean Sea. With a captain and crew at the helm of a speed boat, head out to the middle of the sea and test your fishing skills against the Kingfish, amberjacks, Dorado, and other local fishes in the open sea. Also, get to learn from the experts.

Deep Sea Fishing Half Day Adventure From punta Cana

Duration: 5 hours

Enjoy a thrilling vacation in Punta Cana

If you would like to experience the true Caribbean holidays, Punta Cana offers you all and offers it to you in great style. Be it the sun, sand and sea, the abundance of nature, adventure or water sports in Punta Cana, this Mecca for Caribbean tourism is sure to leave all spellbound and wanting for more. These packages not only offer you the local sights of Punta Cana, but it also offers you a chance to relish the local flavors and foods together with an opportunity to cut off from the regular busy city lives and enjoy the countryside. It’s game on at Punta Cana.

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